Texas CEO says women shouldn't be president
One Texas woman is in the hot seat after she posted on Facebook that she doesn't believe a woman should ever be president. The comment came shortly after Hillary Clinton announced she'll be running for president.
ABC reports a Facebook post from Cheryl Rios read, "There is NO need for her as she is not the right person to run our country - but more importantly a female shouldn't be president." Her page has gone private since the posting.
Rios is a leader herself, though. According to her LinkedIn page, she's the president of Go Ape Marketing and the CEO and founder of an online dating service in the Dallas area.
"We're built differently. We have different hormones. In the world that we live in, we have equal rights, and I support all of that. I don't support a woman being president," Rios told KTVT.
Not surprisingly, Rios' remarks caused a lot of angry reactions.
One commenter wrote on KTVT's Facebook page, "I find it very ironic that a woman in her position says that."
And another wrote" "We have left the running of this country to men and look where that has gotten us. ... Time to try something different!"
On the other hand, there were plenty of commenters who agreed with Rios that Clinton shouldn't be the next president, but disagreed with her on whether a woman should ever hold the office.
A recent Pew Research Center study found that many hope to see a woman president. In fact, 73 percent of those surveyed believed a woman would become president in their lifetime.
Rios has since defended her belief, writing in an extended post on Twitter: "In this great country we are allowed our own opinions. ... I didn't say that women should be abused, or that they are stupid and can't be lawyers, doctors or run successful businesses, I fully know and support that they can as I have done that."